Odisha Committed To Providing Accessible Legal Services To Citizens At Doorstep


Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday said that his government is committed to providing accessible and efficient legal services to the citizens at their homes. The Chief Minister said this while inaugurating the court of civil judge (senior division)-cum-assistant sessions judge in his native place Hinjilicut.

CM Patnaik along with the Chief Justice of Orissa High Court Chief Justice S. Muralidhar inaugurated the court on a virtual platform. Today, a long-standing aspiration of the people of Hinjilicut has been fulfilled, the Chief Minister added. He also said that this is a major step forward in providing access to justice for the people of Hinjilicut.

“I am sure that the people of Hinjilicut, especially the poor and weaker sections of society, will have an advantage in having this legal facility closer to their homes,” Patnaik added.

The Chief Minister hoped that the lawyers of Ganjam will make use of this facility to its fullest potential, and reach out to the litigant public to provide justice and fairness. Speaking on the occasion from Cuttack, Justice Muralidhar said that the High Court and judiciary have been taking initiatives so that there is no delay in providing justice to people. The High Court didn’t close down even during the Covid-19 pandemic, he added.

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